Business qualifications

New Zealand Business qualifications, at Levels 3-6, were published on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework in 2015. This followed a mandatory review of Business qualifications from 2012-2014.

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS), in collaboration with, and on behalf of the sector, is now facilitating a review of the Level 3-6 qualifications, with the exception of three New Zealand Māori Business and Management qualifications.

Find a NZ Business qualification

Browse the links below to find a New Zealand qualification.

Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) [Ref: 2452]
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3) [Ref: 2453]
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3) [Ref: 2454]
New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Relations (Union Representative) (Level 3) [Ref: 2463]
New Zealand Certificate in Māori Business and Management (Level 3) [Ref: 3501]

Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4) [Ref: 2455]
New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 2456]
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) [Ref: 2457]
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) [Ref: 2461]
New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4) [Ref: 2462]
New Zealand Certificate in Māori Business and Management (Level 4) [Ref: 3502]

Level 5

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management, Marketing and Sales, and Project Management (Level 5) [Ref: 2459]
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Māori Business and Management) (Level 5) [Ref: 2712]

Level 6

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management, Māori Business and Management, Marketing and Sales, and Real Estate (Level 6) [Ref: 2460]

Current review of NZ Business qualifications

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS), in collaboration with, and on behalf of the sector, is facilitating a review of New Zealand Business qualifications, at Levels 3-6.

A Business qualifications advisory committee, with representative stakeholders of the qualifications, is advising and overseeing the review.

A review progress report (PDF, 48KB) is now available.

Comments and feedback on the review progress report may be sent to business.qualifications@nzqa.govt.nz. It would be helpful if we receive your contribution by Tuesday 11 June 2019.

From February to April 2019, review panels reviewed qualifications and/or strands in particular streams – ie Accounting, Business Administration and Technology, etc.

Draft Qualifications

Each review panel has met and drafted changes to their certificate(s) and/or diploma strand(s):

Research has indicated that the needs analysis (PDF, 621KB), which informed the initial development of these qualifications, is still current.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus)

The New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) is a nationally recognised qualification that allows learners to gain a broad range of general business skills and knowledge, followed by an opportunity to focus on career related options such as accountancy, banking, management, marketing and tourism.

As a result of the nation-wide mandatory review of Business qualifications, the New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) is now expiring.  Read more »

Support material for NZ qualifications

Support material for New Zealand qualifications is available in NZ Business qualifications support material v2 (PDF, 181KB).

Unit standards developed specifically for assessment towards New Zealand qualifications are available. Unit standards support material is also available (PDF, 168KB).

Assessment Support Material for Business Administration and Technology (BAT) unit standards is available on the Business Administration and Technology Assessment Support Material webpage.

Once new version of qualifications have been published, support material will be updated to support them. It is anticipated that approved qualifications will be published by the end of 2019.

Mandatory review of Business qualifications (2012-2014)

Qualifications in Business (at levels 1-6, excluding university qualifications) were reviewed from 2012 to 2014 as part of the nation-wide mandatory review of qualifications.

The mandatory review was to reduce the duplication and proliferation of qualifications on a national scale, and to ensure that qualifications are useful, relevant and valuable to current and future learners, employers and other stakeholders.

As a result of this review National Certificates and Diplomas, and local qualifications, were set to expire.

Contact

Your contributions to the review and ongoing quality of the qualifications and support material is greatly valued. Please contact National Qualifications Services with questions, or suggestions, at business.qualifications@nzqa.govt.nz.

 
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